The 2022 Chevy Suburban offers the kind of complete luxury SUV experience few others can compete with in the full-size category. The pursuit of perfection is built into the DNA of the Suburban when it comes to achieving new heights of comfort and compatibility. This is exemplified with many of the changes, updates, and brand-new features made available and standard for the 2022 Chevy Suburban lineup.
The new model year is available across six different trims, including the base LS, the LT, the RST, the high-performance Z71, the high-end Premier, and the luxury-oriented High Country. Each trim offers an assortment of different technology and features designed to accommodate the whims and needs of the shopper. And the customization options available, and you can outfit the Suburban as you see fit.
New for this year is the top 6.2-liter V8 engine becoming available for additional trims, including the RST, Z71, and Premier. The Z71 has also been enhanced with an available electronic limited-slip differential, making it even more effective at maintaining traction, whether you're driving on slippery streets or loose gravel trails. This coincides with all new trailering technology and improved infotainment capabilities within the cabin, which includes the addition of built-in compatibility for expanded Google app services.
New safety technology has also been made standard across the entire trim lineup, making the Suburban even more secure for all of its passengers. Another new feature, Buckle to Drive, has also been made standard, reminding the driver and passengers to buckle up before driving. The Suburban has even been on the receiving end of three brand new colors, which include Auburn Metallic, Dark Ash Metallic, and Evergreen Gray Metallic.
The performance of the 2022 Chevy Suburban is marked by three different powertrains, starting with a standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It's a great option to help propel the Suburban to its destinations and does so with some very impressive tow and payload ratings. With the Ecotec3 V8, you have a max tow rating of 8,300 pounds, with an equally impressive payload capacity of 1,750 pounds.
If you would prefer more power at the slight expense of payload and tow ratings, you can opt for the available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8. With the 6.2-liter, you have access to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This gives you more pep in the Suburban's step for those of you who prefer higher top-end speeds and acceleration. The towing and payload ratings only take the most modest of hits, with the 6.2-liter topping out at 8,200 pounds of towing and 1,612 pounds of payload.
Finally, there's the 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel featuring an inline 6-cylinder configuration. The turbo-diesel provides the Suburban with 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. While it may not have the tow rating and payload capacity as the other two powertrain options, it does provide the Suburban with the best fuel economy ratings, topping out at 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
All three engine options are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and the Suburban can also be configured to make use of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. If you opt for the Z71 trim, however, it is only available with four-wheel drive. Also, the Z71 is the only trim that can't be paired with the 3.0-liter Duramax. For maximum capability, the Z71 offers the Off-Road Capability Package and Off-Road Performance Package, adding magnetic ride control, adaptive air ride suspension, and an electronic limited-slip differential to the overall feature list.
Where the Suburban really shines is with its design, putting luxury and comfort at the forefront of its offerings. The Suburban supports up to nine passengers across three rows. The large SUV provides up to 41.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row and up to 93.8 cubic feet of space behind the second row. In total, the Suburban has 144.7 cubic feet of cargo volume to make use of within the interior. When you are not moving cargo, your passengers will have plenty of room to move about, stretch their arms and legs, and relax during even the longest travel destinations.
The two front seats come with standard 10-way power adjustment on most trims, while the High Country has available 12-way power driver and passenger seats with lumbar support and optional memory settings. Assist handles come standard across the entire lineup, along with carpeted floor coverings and a robust cargo management system. If you really want to make full use of the cargo capacity in the Suburban, a collapsible cargo area organizer is also available.
A range of seating materials can be selected for those who want to stylize their Suburban, including Gideon or Jet Black leather-appointed seating surfaces or Gideon premium cloth seating trims. A special High Country Deluxe Package can be equipped for the High Country trim that adds adaptive air ride suspension and power-retractable assist steps with illuminated perimeter lighting for those who want that extra element of luxury while they travel in the Suburban.
Tri-zone automatic climate control is another standard feature across every trim, while the Luxury Package is available for select trims. The Luxury Package adds power-folding third-row bench seats, power-release second-row seats, and second-row heated outboard seats. A panoramic power sunroof and heated power-adjustable power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn-signals are also a part of this package.
The 2022 Chevy Suburban is filled with advanced technology inside and out, from the adaptive magnetic ride control, which dynamically adjusts the ride height and dampening based on road conditions, to the interior infotainment suite. There is a lot of mouth-watering technology that powers the Suburban, making it the best full-size SUV on the market. On the performance side, StabiliTrak helps keep the vehicle stable and under control at all times, but it's Chevy's safety suite that helps make the ride enjoyable and manageable from destination to destination.
New safety features have been made standard across the trims, including Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. Another active safety feature that used to be bundled in optional packages but is now standard across every trim is Front and Rear Park Assist, helping aid drivers when parking in tight spots with the Suburban. This coincides with the standard HD Rear Vision Camera and available HD Surround Vision system, which gives you a clear, high-definition view of the Suburban's surroundings.
Safety tech such as the Buckle to Drive mechanic, ensuring that everyone is buckled up and the safety belts are fastened, is an added reason why the Suburban is one of the safest SUVs you could opt to buy. You also have access to important information through the available 15-inch heads-up display, allowing you to keep track of the vehicle stats without taking your eyes off the road. Alternatively, you can also track telematics thanks to the available 12-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center. But the infotainment features don't end there.
The all-new 10.2-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System comes with built-in Google app services for navigation, media controls, phone calls, and messaging. You can pair your smartphone with the Suburban utilizing Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, as well as keep your device charged using the available wireless charging feature. There are also voice-activated controls via Bluetooth wireless support, and high-quality audio is made possible through the available Bose 10-speaker surround-sound system with CenterPoint technology.
With the 2022 Chevy Suburban, you have access to a lot of features that help expand the value of the SUV. From the advanced trailering cameras and technology for easy trailer hook-ups to electronic precision shifting for a smooth ride and unparalleled performance, the Suburban makes for one of the best SUVs on the market. With added OnStar support, roadside assistance, and power interior features, you're never left wanting with the Suburban.